Peppermint Candy Petunias

3 Jun
Somehow, the whole time I was working on this painting, I kept thinking about Peppermint Candies.  You know, the ones with the swirl of red and swirl of white?   It first occured to me as I was sketching them out – and then as I started to apply the watercolor paint I just kept thinking about them.  
Awhile back, I checked on my framing inventory and realized I had five really nice frame sets for watercolor paintings and so I set out to complete five in one month.  And I did it.  This is the last piece that I told myself I had to do in this timeframe.  
I love the colors of this flower.  The pinks are flaming and yet there are so many subtle shades.  The photos that I worked from were actually more on the bluish side – I chose to modify the colors to the impression they had on me.
This painting is 12.5 x 8″ wide (unframed size) and is painted on Arches 300lb paper.
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3 Responses to “Peppermint Candy Petunias”

  1. D. Tom Conboy June 3, 2011 at 6:31 pm #

    Simply beautiful!Tom

  2. foodess June 8, 2011 at 2:44 am #

    Five for five?? Good job! I love the colours on this one!

  3. Roxane Lessa June 17, 2011 at 8:39 pm #

    Gorgeous work on all your flowers! I admire all your work.

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